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on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. while acknowledging a thorough investigation is needed, house democrats accuse republicans of leaving them out of the investigation leading up to the committee hearing and playing politics. >> although the chairman claims we are pursuing this investigation on a, quote, bipartisan basis, that's simply not been the case. the chairman has withheld documents provided to the committee which is in violation of the house rules. it's a shame they're resorting to such petty abuses in what should be a serious and responsible investigation of this fatal attack. >> and -- >> we know that the tragedy in mbenbenghazi ended as it did. we now know that, in fact, it was caused by a terrorist attack that was reasonably predictable to eventually happen somewhere in the world, especially on september 11th. requests of extensions of more security by the mission in libya, however, appear to have been reject ed. >>> president obama gives his first major interview since his debate performance that helped mitt romney close the spread in several battleground states. the president
interview the u.s. commander in afghanistan says he's outraged by the recent surge and insider attacks. >> i'm mad as hell about them to be honest with you. we're going to get after this. it reverberates everywhere across the united states. we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign. we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> nbc's atia abawi joins us live from the afghan capital of kabul. the back and forth of the politics of the war comes amid a new attack, three more american soldiers killed. >> that's right, tamron. three more u.s. service members were killed as well as 12 afghans that includes afghan service members and civilians in eastern afghan's khost province. apparently they were finishing up a joint u.s./afghan patrol when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives. the taliban did claim responsibility for that attack, but that also followed another deadly weekend where two more americans were killed including an american service member and an american civilian contractor that was training afghan security forces at a checkpoint in the province west of kabul. another insid
to worry about al qaeda, and we just had an attack the on the u.s. consulate. the administration didn't want to call it terrorism. it took 14 days to admit it was a coordinated terror attack, and that's what he wants to talk about. why wasn't the administration straight with the american people. >> let me bring you in on this. this was a remarkable moment with chuck todd. the romney campaign is talking about the case to be made for failures. let me ask you where hosni mubarak should be sptd or not. let me play what happened. >> it was a mistake. >> pushing mubarak out was the mistake? >> let me give you the answer. first of all, for two years president obama cut support of u.s. assistance for democracy in civil society in egypt. so those who eventually went to tahrir square saw that the united states wasn't on their side. that was a mistake. there's a big difference between anticipating and leading versus not leading, reacting, cutting our traditional support for democracy. that's the record of president obama. that contributed it to the mess. >> you say he should have pushed mubarak
on that u.s. consulate in lib yeah. coming up, i'll talk with jim frederic on the breaking news within the hour. >>> plus, more on the gamble governor romney is taken in the last hour by refusing to withdraw his endorsement of richard mourdock and the dnc out with a new ad linking romney to him. >> even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> we've got to get this guy elected in the u.s. senate. >> next up,'s writer will join us. the risks for romney. plus, there's more than one way to get to 270. how does the president win without ohio? joining our conversation on twitter. this is my song pick of the day. just bought it on itunes. stop! stop! stop! come back here! humans -- we are beautifully imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world. that's why liberty mutual insurance has your back with great ideas like our optional better car replacement. if your car is totaled, we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. call... and ask one of our insurance experts about it today. hello?! we believe our cus
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terrorism rather than a more sophisticated and nuanced debate of what did the u.s. administration know about the protection policies in place in benghazi. >> absolutely. >> now degenerated in to meaningless of this one word terrorism. >> that's the fault of governor romney because there's the opportunity to talk about the substantive investigation, perhaps heat off of you and your running mate. you have family members that believe it's politicized and there's the chance rather than hooked on this terror line and i think, eugene, because you have a lot of conservatives early on saying that the president was trying to eliminate the word terror and all of this notion. >> exactly. that's been sort of the theme in the conservative blogosphere and hanging on that word which was said. he said act of terror in a list with 9/11. so it was wrong and there could have been a substantive discussion but there was a gotcha. >> it was a gotcha. >> a miss opportunity on both sides. >> absolutely. let's play another exchange. this one on immigration. as i understand it, the goggle topics that people are looki
it was such a dangerous situation. what do you have for us now? >> today they did aaccompaccomiy special forces from the u.s. military who secured the compound while the agents went in and tried to exploit what evidence they could. it's been three weeks since the ambassador was shot. attorney general holder was asked today, and he said he believes the investigation is going well because of all the other work that the fbi and other investigative agencies have been doing talking to witnesses. he says there's lots of things going on outside of benghazi, and that he believes the investigation is progressing satisfactorily. obviously, it would have been better. the fbi would have preferred fob in there earlier, but they believe this is not a huge setback. >> thank you very much. pete, greatly appreciate you updating us on the breaking news there it. next on "news nation," garden state guru. chris christie predicted the debate would be a game changer, and he said it would turn the race upside-down. what is governor christie saying today? >> i just came out and said exactly what i believed, which was i've seen thi
's really not a time for partisan sniping. a u.s. ambassador was killed, u.s. diplomatic compound was overrun. >> there was a legitimate question or questions that can be asked. >> there are legitimate questions. >> that are not partisan. >> we want to know what happened and we want to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> while the vice president may be on the hot seat for that, you've got congressman ryan just last night i watched an interview with senator ran paul who said he is taking, if you will, romney to the wood shed on wanting to spend more on defense budget, on wanting to perhaps be more active in syria. he you the ut terd the same lin heard. the notion of dumping more money into defense and also at least giving a veiled threat of more action in syria is enough to scare a lot of people who are war weary and sick of it. >> agree. i think rand paul reflects that sentiment inside and outside of the party. there are more traditional republicans going back 30, 40 years of looking at these things more objectively, looking at the costs and all of that. that's going to be an on
for the security decision that failed to prevent the deadly attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts. the president and vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >> and just moments ago republican senator kelly ayotte doubled down on the gop criticism in response to what secretary clinton has said. >> certainly laudable that the secretary of state came forward like this, but she's clearly trying to be loyal and cover for the president and vice president. >> let me bring in the chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. we know this is domestic and foreign policy. libya, it's impossible for it not to come up tonight. i have to talk about the facts here. secretary clinton says the buck stops with her. she is taking the heat for lack of a better description. would that be the appropriate chain? would the white house know this kind of information, or would it be to the state department and officia
talk about mitt romney, you have to look at history, tamron. in 1994 he ran for the u.s. senate to the left of ted kenne kennedy. in 2002 he ran for governor make the trains run on time. i'm not pro-life or pro-choice, i don't expect either label. in 2008 he brought a bunch of leather recliners and tried to smooz them on the cover of national review to put the reagan coalition back toke. in 2012 he runs as the next republican establishment heir apparent. he's run for office four times and run as a different candidate each time and has in this election. >> in spite of that you would actually even consider voting for this guy because he's not barack obama? this is a guy with no consistency in his policy whatsoever. i don't understand why conservatives like this guy except for the fact he's not barack obama. rick santorum was right when he said he's the worst possible candidate to run against barack obama. >> but in fairness, though, is it still 19 days out for some conservatives an issue they don't want barack obama in the white house? >> it's not as simple as that. it's that they
hillary clinton who grabbed headlines with her statement about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. take a listen. >> i take responsibility, i'm in charge of the state department. >> secretary clin ton has done n extraordinary job. she works for me and i'm the president and i'm always responsible. >> you said in the rose garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror? is that what aur saying. >> please proceed, governor. >> i want to make sure we get that for the record, because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror. >> get the transcript. >> he did, in fact, sir. so let me call it an act of terror. >> can you stay that a little louder, candy. >> i went to a number of women's groups and said can you help us find folks, and they brought up binders full of women. >> we don't have to collect binders to find qualified women. >> we have one weekend left before the final debate, and i hope he comes up with an agenda over the weekend. >> you heard of the new deal, ohio. you've heard of a fair deal. mitt romney's trying to sell up a
was killed and another wounded in the shooting. they were on horseback patrolling the u.s./mexico border southeast of tucson. they were investigating an alarm triggered by one of the many sensors along the border. no suspects has been identified. >>> american airlines said another plane had passenger seats that came loose during a flight. american says it happened last week on a flight to colorado from dallas/ft. worth. two other flights had similar problems this past week. american is inspecting its jets with similar seating. american officials say the loose seats are not an act of sabotage. >>> next in today's "news nation" gut check, how important is the upcoming presidential debate be in helping you decide who to support? that's one of the official questions, but you get to answer it now in gut check. we'll be right back and you can join the "news nation" on facebook at my name is adam frucci and i'm the editor of i love new technology, so when i heard that american express and twitter were teaming up, i was pretty interested. turns out you ju
to become obsolete within the next few years. wow. duncan says the u.s. is fall willing behind other nations that are already traps sigging from print to digital school books. >>> and who's going tonight next big cheese? chee-tos hired an artist to make portraits of president obama, governor romney made entirely of cheat toes. each one is made of 2,000 of the snack food. >>> and jimmy fallon had some fun last night with a report that mitt romney's team stays is loading the candidate up with some zingers aimed at the president. >> for example, when we greet each other onstage before the debate, i'll put my finger on obama's tie and i'll say "hey, there's something on your tie." then when he looks down, i'll slide my finger from his sternum right up to his nostrils and i'll say, "boop!" ha ha-ha ha ha. ♪ that's why the lay i did a tramp ♪ [ female announcer ] ready for a taste of what's hot? check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cuisine. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic.
paul ryan with former u.s. solicitor-general ted olson. they're going through a mock debate session and policy briefings. tomorrow he goes up to danville, kentucky. he has been ready for this and trying to remain relaxed over the past few days. took his kids out to a pumpkin patch and some reporters asked about the debate. oh, yeah, i should get ready for that. tamron. >> thank you very much, ron. for more on how the vice president is preparing, jokes and all for thus's debate, we go to the news campaign. what kind of scoop have you got for us other than maybe a joke pretending you forget the debate in two days. >> the vice president is in wilmington, delaware at his home. he's taking six full days off the campaign trail here to get ready. he's working with chris van holland, democrat on the house budget committee that worked extensively with ryan on issues like the deficit, medicare and social security. van holland understands ryan's policies but how he presents those. other senior staff is david axelrod as well as biden's former chief of staff and one time senator ted kaufmann. we
but embracing him in a new ad in hopes of winning connecticut. >>> time for the "news nation" gut check. the u.s. senate race in connecticut is one of the tightest races in the country and it's key for control of the senate. it shows democratic congressman chris murphy with a two--point lead over republican challenger of linda mcmahon. she's edging away from her own party urging people in connecticut to vote for her and president obama. take a look. >> i'm supporting president obama and linda mcmahon. >> i'll vote for barack obama and linda mcmahon this year. >> i'm voting for president obama and i'm voting for linda mcmahon. >> mcmahon opposes the president's health care legislation. she criticized him for the weak economic recovery, and you saw there a number of african-americans featured in that ad as well. what does your gut tell you? smart strategy or desperate move? going to to cast your view. that does it for this edition of "news nation." i'm tamron hall. "the cycle" is up next. of any small business credit card! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ]
, then senator obama led senator mccain 47-44. today president obama will become the first sitting u.s. president to vote early when he casts his ballot in chicago in a couple of hours from now. the president will join more than 7 million people who have already voted early, and it's these early ballots that team obama hopes will give them the edge as it did four years ago. let me bring in jim warren, chicago editor of "the daily beast" "newsweek." jim, great pleasure having you on. what are you hearing from folks in chicago? >> first of all, tamron, i did not know until a few minutes ago that you and rahm emanuel share a penchant for colorful language. >> everybody from texas curses. i just generalized my whole state. >> exclusively as hour ago the cook county clerk gave me their latest figure. 95,000 folks in cook county v t voted early, which is a huge increase over 2008 when at this same point 67,000 had voted. what's that all about? for sure has something to do with folks having become more has been waited to voting early. it has something to do with the convenience of it all. it has someth
for gloom and doom. the rest of us are betting for a strong u.s. economy. we're seeing that going in the right direction. governor romney's strategy is failing. >> how can you say that when the polls show governor romney is leading. >> i'm looking at ohio. where the president is expanding his lead. i'm looking at wisconsin where mitt romney, his running mate is from wisconsin the guy has never led in wisconsin not once. so if you look at the key states, national polls mean nothing to me. nothing. look at the key states you'll see why mitt romney's strategy of economic gloom and doom is failing. >> ann, oil bring you in -- >> there's republican policies in place in virginia and wisconsin and ohio. >> absolutely. they are all republican governors who are out there saying look at our state. we're doing pretty well. >> let me get in here, danny there has been a conflict on how the republicans will handle those key states that have an unemployment rate that's below the national average trying to give the credit to the republican governor by skirt ago round the president and that's not
vehicles built for u.s. consumers. chrysler to your point released a statement, quote, flatly denying it has any plans to move jeep output to china from the united states. that portion of his comments not in the new ad, but nevertheless the new ad still misleading there. but the polls have tightened at least according to one from the state. it shows the race -- i think we have those numbers neck in neck at this point. why is it still so close at this point in your state? >> well, i think you're referring to the ohio poll. >> absolutely. we have it up. it's 49/49 there. >> yes. the ohio poll has always has a conservative tent, but the fact is the most recent poll, the ppp poll has it i believe at 50/46. that's consistent with most other more recent polling. so i think it's very close. the president won four years ago i think 51/47. i think we can end up with those numbers in this race. i think ohio is going to hang in there with the president, because the president has hung in there with ohio. our economy is coming back. our unemployment has gone down. optimism is up, and the auto indu
says u.s. jobs are shipped over to china and that isn't correct. >> one of the other assertions from the obama campaign is the reason these cars are manufactured for the chinese consumer is because they're doing so well at this point. that's another push back to tout the success of the auto industry in so many ways as a result of actions taken by the obama administration. >> that goes into the whole debate over this auto bailout, and as we made the point about three or four years ago right after the auto bailout, gm goes and so goes the obama presidency and so goes the election. this campaign with so much attention focused on ohio, one in eight jobs are related somehow to the auto industry there. you see the romney campaign try to make a move and correct things. the question is whether it's too late and whether they're being hit very hard on this current attack that they've had on that jeep ad. >> thank you so much. greatly appreciate you coming on. we'll see what happens there. thank you, mark. massachusetts senator scott brown and elizabeth warren canceled their final debate for to
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on the arab uprising and the aftermath, particularly the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya is a hot topic. it's an area the romney campaign thinks president obama is the most vulnerable. but governor romney stumbled on that very issue in last week's debate. >> you said in the rose garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror? it was not a spontaneous demonstration. is that what you're saying? >> please proceed. >> we want to get that for the record because it took him 14 days. >> get the transcript. >> he did, in fact, sir. so let me call it an act of terror. >> can you say that a little louder, candy. >> he did call it an act of terror. it did as well take two weeks or so for the whole idea of there being a riot out there about this tape to come out. you're correct about that. >> joining me now, former state department joel ruben and daily beast contributor zachary carib e caribel. libya is on the agenda, and the president most recently on the daily show with jon stewart admitted mistakes were made. we know about the intelligence and when it came into the white house. no
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